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Maldives at it again: Courts, protests, arrests
Feb 24, 2015

Maldives at it again: Courts, protests, arrests

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit Maldives in mid-March as part of the first-ever four-nation southern Indian Ocean trip by any Indian leader. The greater success and long-term achievement of the visit, will depend also on how it all goes and goes down well just now.

Maldives: India-funded sea bridge project has an ambitious deadline
Aug 31, 2021

Maldives: India-funded sea bridge project has an ambitious deadline

Maldives’ latest India-funded project has stark differences from China-funded ventures

Maldives: Recalibrating India first policy?
Aug 24, 2016

Maldives: Recalibrating India first policy?

Maldives' Foreign Minister, Mohamed Asim said that the choice flowed from his nation’s India first policy.

Man on a Mission: Taking India to the world
Jun 21, 2023

Man on a Mission: Taking India to the world

As PM Modi visits the US, foremost on his agenda will be the need to promote the renaissance of individualism, internationalism, and multilateralism,

Managing Moscow
Oct 28, 2016

Managing Moscow

Why will Moscow be an immense diplomatic challenge for India?

Mauritius deepens India’s naval reach
Mar 08, 2024

Mauritius deepens India’s naval reach

With Maldives veering towards China, Mauritius is emerging as a decisive factor in ensuring India’s dominance in the Indian Ocean Region

Mayawati the Czarina of Dalit politics; Nation awaits her next political move
Jun 14, 2019

Mayawati the Czarina of Dalit politics; Nation awaits her next political move

Mayawati’s sharp turns and twists resulted in her political success and advancement in the past primarily because her fortress of Dalit voters was i

Migration, river management, radicalisation: What does the future hold for India-Bangladesh relations?
May 12, 2020

Migration, river management, radicalisation: What does the future hold for India-Bangladesh relations?

India and Bangladesh’s relationship has been growing steadily over the past few years, especially since Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came to power in January 2009. In 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the relationship as being in its “golden era (Sonali Adhyay).” Indeed, Bangladesh is at the centre of India’s flagship ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Act East’ policies, and has been crucial in ensuring peace

Military cares; does the State?
Oct 28, 2016

Military cares; does the State?

PM Modi and Manohar Parrikar have lately been attempting to set the record straight about the issue of disability pension of the military.

Military leadership: In the eye of storm
Oct 26, 2021

Military leadership: In the eye of storm

Politicians are trying hard to keep behind curtains the true state of affairs along the Line of Actual Control but it’s only adding to credibility deficit

Missing the big stick in Kashmir
Aug 29, 2016

Missing the big stick in Kashmir

Theodore Roosevelt in his famous dictum “speak softly, and carry a big stick,” spoke on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Balochistan.

More modestly, with Kabul
Apr 27, 2015

More modestly, with Kabul

The visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi this week offers an opportunity to PM Modi to recalibrate India's Afghan policy towards greater realism and more modest goals. Modi must reassure Ghani that Delhi is in a "standby" mode, ready to extend, whatever support Kabul wants and feels comfortable with.

More tax, IT reforms needed to make 'Make-in-India' successful
Jul 03, 2015

More tax, IT reforms needed to make 'Make-in-India' successful

PM Modi's 'Make in India' is a grand idea to reboot the ailing manufacturing sector. But the success of this programme will largely depend on creating an enabling ecosystem for manufacturing. This would require serious reforms in taxation.

Most–read commentaries, 2018
Dec 30, 2018

Most–read commentaries, 2018

Our 20 most–read commentaries this year.

National sovereignty and international law
Dec 08, 2020

National sovereignty and international law

You would say that Trudeau was ‘playing politics’ and that his remarks are really addressed to the Sikh community of Canada. So what’s the problem? After all, did not our Prime Minister undertake major political rallies in the US? In the Houston ‘Howdy Modi’ rally last year, US President Donald Trump himself participated, uncharacteristically playing second fiddle, all because he, like all democratic politicians, likes votes.

Navigating the changing geo-economic landscape
Jan 28, 2016

Navigating the changing geo-economic landscape

This Special Report is based on some of the most important ideas shared amongst participants in ORF's roundtable on Changing Geoeconomic Landscapes, held on 21 December 2015 in New Delhi. The discussion examined current patterns in world economy, initiatives being taken by the Indian leadership to steer domestic economy, and the need for the country to carefully integrate its domestic economic priorities, including those of reforms, with its fore

NDA and the winner’s curse: Tough times ahead
May 21, 2019

NDA and the winner’s curse: Tough times ahead

The happy news must have reached — like Maneka (of Vishwamitra fame) — to interrupt a meditating Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Kedarnath cave.

Need to fix banking sector woes to revive economy
Jun 13, 2014

Need to fix banking sector woes to revive economy

Big ticket reforms promised by Mr. Narendra Modi are likely to resume stalled projects and revive business climate. However, if India is to return to its erstwhile double digit growth, the importance of banking sector reforms cannot be overstated.

Netanyahu returns to power in Israel
Nov 05, 2022

Netanyahu returns to power in Israel

Netanyahu’s return will most likely see another shift in relations between Israel and its foreign partners

New Delhi has to be prepared for new Pakistan-based jihadi threats
Sep 26, 2014

New Delhi has to be prepared for new Pakistan-based jihadi threats

The threat to India and Indian interests will still come from Pakistan-based terrorist forces. The name of the terrorist regiment or the colour of its uniform is not important. Conceivably, the first test for the Modi government will be in Afghanistan.

New energy in India-Saudi Arabia ties
Oct 31, 2019

New energy in India-Saudi Arabia ties

India and Saudi Arabia are re-defining their foreign policy priorities: For New Delhi, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf states are becoming key interlocutors in the Middle East. For Riyadh, India is one of the eight major powers with which it wants to forge strategic partnerships as part of its Vision 2030.

New formulas to win battle 2019
Jan 04, 2019

New formulas to win battle 2019

In a recent interview, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to equip party cadres and leaders with a set of arguments and answers to defend his governme

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power
Jun 17, 2014

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power

While the Modi government is settling down with a positive and constructive agenda, certain negative forces are raising their heads which tend to take away the shine from the Modi government. In Maharashtra, the Hindu Rashtra Sena has been active in promoting communal propaganda.

No Prime Minister, 'Terrorism' and 'Militancy' are not the same thing
Feb 05, 2019

No Prime Minister, 'Terrorism' and 'Militancy' are not the same thing

The Modi government has declared that virtually everyone who opposes its policies in Jammu and Kashmir is a terrorist. This makes it difficult to find a way out of the Kashmir miasma.

No, India doesn’t need a bigger stimulus
May 21, 2020

No, India doesn’t need a bigger stimulus

For now, it’s more important for the government to keep things stable until it’s clear how best to intervene.

North Africa in the Indian foreign policy matrix
Oct 13, 2021

North Africa in the Indian foreign policy matrix

Taking into account their shared history of cooperating over decolonisation, India and North African nations have much potential to develop deeper rel

Northeast's growing salience in regional diplomacy
Sep 29, 2014

Northeast's growing salience in regional diplomacy

That economic diplomacy through the Northeast has over-shadowed security-related concerns in India's regional diplomacy is a major departure from the past. Connectivity has been identified as a priority area of the Modi government.

Not only GST, punitive petroleum taxes need to be capped to quench voter anger
Jan 04, 2019

Not only GST, punitive petroleum taxes need to be capped to quench voter anger

A shortfall in the estimated collection of indirect taxes from lower GST accruals or from tax relief on petroleum products can upset the apple cart.

Not so coy
Oct 08, 2014

Not so coy

What is new is the fact that Delhi under Modi is no longer coy about affirming its position in conjunction with the US. A self-assured Modi is injecting a measure of pragmatism and openness into India's positions.

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?
Jun 15, 2019

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?

The success of the NFSA depends on the inclusion of non-food grain and nutrient rich commodities, and provision of market mechanisms.

Old-fashioned trust and credibility bind India-UAE ties
Feb 14, 2024

Old-fashioned trust and credibility bind India-UAE ties

A convergence of strategic interests and regular interactions have resulted in one of India’s most dynamic and consequential bilateral relationships

On climate, connectivity, maritime security, India is reshaping the world order
Oct 05, 2019

On climate, connectivity, maritime security, India is reshaping the world order

Delhi’s positions on these issues reflect its world view. But domestic economic and political challenges remain.

Overhauling the antiquated bankruptcy law
Oct 26, 2015

Overhauling the antiquated bankruptcy law

The Modi Government is reportedly trying to bring a legislation which will overhaul the antiquated bankruptcy law. Now whether the government will succeed or face the same obdurate tyranny of numbers as recent other reform bills remains a matter of conjecture.

Pakistan is fishing in troubled waters by protesting against CAA
Dec 26, 2019

Pakistan is fishing in troubled waters by protesting against CAA

The superciliousness of western media is surpassed only by Pakistan's unabashed statements on CAA and preaching secularism to India.

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China
Aug 26, 2016

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China

Dominance in the Baloch region could be passing on to China. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the newest instrument.

Pakistan’s offensive on Kashmir will persist. India must be ready
Oct 01, 2019

Pakistan’s offensive on Kashmir will persist. India must be ready

Islamabad will deploy all political and diplomatic tools to lobby in the West. But it senses failure

Papua New Guinea: A tale of two visits
May 26, 2023

Papua New Guinea: A tale of two visits

PM Modi and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s visits to PNG reflect the increasing importance of the Pacific Island countries in the strategic

Peripheral diplomacy
May 19, 2015

Peripheral diplomacy

After much bonhomie in Beijing, PM Modi has moved on to raise India's strategic profile in two key states on China's periphery - Mongolia and South Korea. Although geography limits New Delhi's role in East Asia, Modi is betting India can win friends and partners through active engagement.

Playing the East
Aug 28, 2014

Playing the East

India today is much better placed to deal with the emerging rivalry between Beijing and Tokyo. On the economic front, Modi should eagerly seek cooperation from both sides. Commercial competition between Tokyo and Beijing, for example on high-speed railways, should work to India's advantage.

Plumbing over poetry
Jan 23, 2015

Plumbing over poetry

Modi and Obama need to focus less on India's near-term carbon emissions and find ways to boost its use of renewable energy like solar and wind. Such an approach will address Delhi's need to grow its economy and Washington's desire to lessen the weight of coal in India?s energy mix.